Category Archives: Europe

Afterschool Program Changes Student Interest in STEM

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium (AOP) brings together fundamental research and public curiosity about the nature of the cosmos, all within a heritage environment that is rich in scientific history. Four pillars underlie and support the public programme of AOP: education, inspiration, entertainment and outreach. At the Planetarium, the primary activity is the education and dissemination […]

‘Space Cadets’ Graduate OAD Supported STEM Programme

Press release by Armagh Observatory and Planetarium Globally recognised astronomical research centre, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, held a graduation ceremony on June 27th in its 360-degree dome to mark the conclusion of the ‘Space Cadet Club,’ its inaugural after school STEM education programme for 7- to 11-year-olds. The initiative, which ran from April to June […]

Overview: Astronomy cadets afterschools

We will hold afterschool sessions for families in our local area, in areas of low science capital, of social deprivation and from all religious backgrounds. The sessions will run during school term-time as a one-hour activity one day per week. Sessions will have 15 children to ensure they get a quality experience, signing up on […]

Pilot Activities by Astronomy for Mental Health Project

OAD’s Astronomy for Mental Health project aims to explore how the inspirational and cultural aspects of astronomy can help improve mental well-being of vulnerable groups, working in collaboration with astronomers, psychologists, mental health professionals, social workers and other specialists. The project looks at the importance of mental health for development and the inspirational potential of […]

Guide for Code Learning with Astronomical Ideas

The core project idea is to create a code learning-program based on microbits and astronomical topics. Micro:bit is a pocket programmable device that allows children and young people to learn how to program in a simple, playful and creative way. Its integrated sensors, which include buttons, compass, accelerometer, temperature, brightness, Bluetooth connection, LED matrix, allow […]